We’re known as the Rebel County for a reason.
But if you really want to get a feel for Cork’s rebellious spirit, the best place to start is in the pub.
An Spailpín Fánach on South Main Street will host Songs of Rebellion and Revolution, a small fundraiser for People Before Profit, on Thursday, October 5th at 7.30pm.
“It’s a spirit the rest of the world shares and respects as most nations, like Ireland, were born from revolution.” the group told us.
“And most rights we hold dear today were born from mass rebellion. For example, the eight-hour work day, the right to vote, the reproductive rights of women, the right to water, to name but a few.
“But it’s often said, ‘You can have music without revolution, but you can’t have a revolution without music’. These are the songs that galvanised people together from all over the world to fight not just for national freedom but economic liberation, inspiring movements that ended slavery, war, and hunger.
“These songs also point the way to a better future, a world at peace with equality for all. A world without bosses, landlords, and the tyranny of the rich against the poor.”
Join over a dozen different performers as they take the audience on a musical journey on Thursday, October 5th, at An Spailpín Fánach from 7.30pm. Entry is €10 (or whatever you can afford).